InstaWP Connect <= - Missing Authorization to Unauthenticated Post/Taxonomy/User Add/Change/Delete, Customizer Setting Change, Plugin Installation/Activation/Deactication via events_receiver

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-3956
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published July 26, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher István Márton - Wordfence


The InstaWP Connect plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access of data, modification of data and loss of data due to a missing capability check on the 'events_receiver' function in versions up to, and including, This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to add, modify or delete post and taxonomy, install, activate or deactivate plugin, change customizer settings, add or modify or delete user including administrator user.



Vulnerability Details for InstaWP Connect – 1-click WP Staging & Migration

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug instawp-connect (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <=
Patched Version

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